|Looks like a good berry year for shrubs like this Hawthorn|
This year looks as though it is going to be an amazing year for nuts and berries. This follows last year when 14 out of the 16 species of trees and shrubs saw their worst season for fruiting since the turn of the century!
Already the squirrels have started feeding on the Hazel nuts – long before they are ripe enough for us to eat and the large Elderflower bush in my garden is so laden with fruit that I think the branches are in danger of breaking off!
This food supply will be welcomed by a wide range of wildlife, especially as last winter and spring were such a struggle for many species – they are due a bit of a break!